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How to Draw Vans

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Vans are a popular brand of skate shoes. They're adored not only by skaters but by fashion-conscious trendsetters as well.

You can learn how to draw Vans of your very own with the aid of this tennis shoe drawing tutorial.

Vans has been creating "off the wall" footwear since 1966. The shoes were then made-to-order, purchased in the morning and delivered in the afternoon.

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Skateboarders in particular appreciated the sticky sole.

Vans have become a pop culture icon. They were famously worn by Sean Penn in the 1982 film Fast Times at Ridgemont High.

The company also sponsors sporting events and music concerts, and the shoes make appearances on the feet of Olympic athletes. The waffle-patterned sole is even immortalized on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Shoes can symbolize a whole segment of culture. What do converse basketball shoes mean to you? Who wears ballet slippers? What about cowboy boots? Each type of shoe tells a story!

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Shoe, Converse, and Ballet Shoes.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Vans

Vans drawing - step 1
How to Draw Vans Step 01

1. Begin by drawing the toe of the shoe. Use a series of curved lines to outline the sides and bottom of the toe guard and cap.

Vans drawing - step 2
How to Draw Vans Step 02

2. Use a long curved line to outline the bottom and back of the shoe's sole

Vans drawing - step 3
How to Draw Vans Step 03

3. Connect the front of the toe and the back of the sole using a pair of thick, parallel curved lines.

Vans drawing - step 4
How to Draw Vans Step 04

4. Use curved lines to draw the heel counter and heel collar at the back of the shoe. Notice how an "S" shaped line doubles back on itself to create the top line or opening of the shoe.

Vans drawing - step 5
How to Draw Vans Step 05

5. Use a curved line to form the top of the toe box and a roughly "J" shaped line for the vamp - the upper front of the shoe where the laces are located.

Vans drawing - step 6
How to Draw Vans Step 06

6. Contour the shoe's upper with curved lines across the toe box, above the heel, and nearly parallel to the top line.

Vans drawing - step 7
How to Draw Vans Step 07

7. Embellish the shoe with a pair of wavy curved lines across the side - the famous Vans Sidestripe or jazz stripe. Then, begin drawing the eyelets that the laces will pass through. Use a "C" shaped line for each eyelet.

Vans drawing - step 8
How to Draw Vans Step 08

8. Time to lace up your shoes! For each section of lace, use a pair of curved lines. The lines should either connect on the ends at a gentle point or intersect another lace. The result will be that the laces appear to criss-cross over one another.

Vans drawing - step 9
How to Draw Vans Step 09

9. Continue drawing the laces using pairs of curved lines. The lines should connect on one end and intersect existing laces on the other. Complete the outline of the tongue between and above the laces using short lines.

Complete Vans drawing
How to Draw Vans Step 10

Color your cartoon Vans. For years, Vans has encouraged and enabled fans to customize and decorate their own slips-ons, Old Skools, and Sk8-His with bright colors, varied patterns, and famous cartoon characters. Now, you can too!

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